San Jose, CA--November 26, 1996--Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced a new Internet Web site designed to provide PC buyers, system designers, resellers, and dealers with research and data on PC performance and the role of memory in the performance equation. The site address is http://www.more.memory.samsung.com.
The Web site was developed to provide consumers and others with research findings on the memory requirements for PCs equipped with today's Intel Pentium and Pentium Pro microprocessors and Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 operating systems. Visitors to the site will be provided with guidelines for determining how much secondary cache (L2 cache) and DRAM main memory to request when upgrading an existing PC or selecting a new PC.
At the site, PC shoppers can run a demo showing, for example, the performance difference in PCs with 16 Mbytes of DRAM versus those with 64 Mbytes of DRAM. In addition, those visiting the site can examine chartsand graphs that compare PCs configured with Intel's 100 MHz, 133 MHz to166 MHz Pentium microprocessors and the newest Intel 200 MHz Pentium Pro microprocessor. The systems examined were configured with 8 Mbytes, 16 Mbytes, 24 Mbytes, 32 Mbytes, and 64 Mbytes of DRAM and 0 Kbytes, 256 Kbytes, and 512 Kbytes of L2 cache. All tests were run on both Microsoft's Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 in a non-networked environment.
The independent research shows that PCs can run up to 63 percent faster if they have enough memory. In fact, an upgrade from 16 Mbytes to 32 Mbytes DRAM in a Pentium 100 MHz with 256 Kbytes cache improves performance by 35 percent, exceeding the performance of a Pentium Pro 200 MHz with 256 Kbytes cache and 16 Mbytes.
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